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    Showcasing Indonesia’s Village Innovation Program to a Global Audience

    Friday, Nov 30, 2018

    The Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, Eko Putro Sandjojo, (middle) with the panellists in Fourth High-Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing (Photo: The World Bank)
    The Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, Eko Putro Sandjojo, (middle) with the panellists in Fourth High-Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing (Photo: The World Bank)

     

     

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    Strengthening Village Financial Systems

    Friday, Jul 27, 2018

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    Indonesia’s Village Financial Management System helps ensure that all stages of village development including planning, reporting and monitoring are effective and transparent. For years, village governments created budgets and financial reports, and managed accounts using MS-Excel or other applications that were not standardized.  

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    Local Solutions to Poverty (LSP) Achievement Brief 2017

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    A summary of how Local Solutions to Poverty strengthened Indonesian village development and basic service delivery in 2017.

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    Participation, Transparency and Accountability in Village Law Implementation: Sentinel Villages Study Baseline Findings

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    The study observes the first two years of Village Law implementation to assess villagers' participation, the transparency and accountability of village governments, and the influence of good governance principles on village decision-making processes for development investments.

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    Innovation from Villagers for Village Development

    Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    Bursa Inovasi Desa in Halmahera Utara

    To accelerate village development and the efficient and more innovative use of village funds, the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration promoted Gerakan Inovasi Desa at the Bursa Inovasi Desa (BID) in North Halmahera District at the end of 2017 as part of the soft launch of Program Inovasi Desa or Village Innovation Program (VIP).

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    Sustainable Nutrition Gardens Boost Nourishment, Income for Villagers in East Nusa Tenggara

    Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

    Haikatapu Villagers tend their nutrition garden every morning and late afternoon
    Haikatapu Villagers tend their nutrition garden every morning and late afternoon

     

    The sweltering heat subsided as the sun moved closer to the west that afternoon in early August. For a farmer group in Haikatapu Village, Rindi Subdistrict in Sumba Timur, East Nusa Tenggara, that only meant one thing: watering and weeding the nutrition gardens.

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    Sekilas tentang Pelaksanaan Pembangunan dan Pengelolaan Keuangan Desa di Desa Jurug Kecamatan Sooko Kabupaten Ponorogo (Februari 2017)

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    Desa Jurug Kecamatan Sooko termasuk desa yang melaksanakan pembangunan desa dengan baik serta melaksanakan pengelolaan keuangan desa secara tertib. Hal tersebut tidak terlepas dari penerapan prinsip-prinsip tata kelola pemerintahan desa yang baik. Laporan ini memberikan gambaran singkat tentang pelaksanaan pembangunan dan pengelolaan keuangan desa menggunakan SISKEUDES mulai dari proses perencanaan dan pelaksanaan pembangunan desa, pengelolaan keuangan desa, serta pertanggungjawabannya.

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    Innovation Festival Provides Fresh Ideas on How to Use Vital Funds in Indonesian Villages

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Village Innovation Festival Photo
    (Photo by: Fibria Heliani)

     

    One recent scorching afternoon, a display of colorful squat toilets welcomed curious visitors in the main park of the city of Mataram, in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province.

    These visitors were not looking to buy new toilet bowls, nor were they working on home improvement projects. They were among 350 villagers who went ‘shopping’ for ideas and innovations to improve basic services and infrastructure in their home villages.

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    A Village Community Website Promotes Open Government, Participation and Transparency

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    A Village Community Website Promotes Open Government, Participation and Transparency
    Barabali Village Secretary is accessing the Barabali Village Website to check on updates submitted by the community to the village government (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)
    Two years ago, members of the community in the village of Barabali, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, had little opportunity to communicate directly with village government officials. In theory, they could submit their opinions, suggestions, recommendations and criticisms to their hamlet chief, who promised to pass these on to higher-level members of the village government. However, there was usually no direct feedback on this input, so the people had no idea whether it had any impact on how village programs were implemented or whether they had taken their needs into account.

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    Bridging Economic Activities

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Bridging Economic Activities
    (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)

    In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government allocated Rp 27 million in village funds in 2016 to repair and renovate the bridge and road system in the hamlet of Tanah Petak Lauk. This initiative was intended to improve the community’s economic livelihood by providing improved access for members of the community who work crushing and breaking rocks.